Episode #710: All's Forgiven
First Broadcast: 8/31/15
We continue our discussion about the desnudas in Times Square, and wonder if Mayor de Blasio was talking out of his ass when he said he was setting up a "task force" to investigate them, and if he really meant to say that the NYPD was going to actively harass these women to intimidate them from being out in public? If he truly wanted an investigation, why didn't he just approach these women and talk to them, like Gothamist did? Is it possible that he might have reached the same conclusion that a New York Post reporter arrived at, namely "I realize the fight against the painted ladies is deeply sexist"? We then wonder what's up with Governor Cuomo; specifically, why did he approve almost $200 million in state funds and subsidies to General Electric when it still hasn't finished cleaning up all the PCBs it dumped into the Hudson River over the course of three decades? Feels like there's even more to say, but the episode can only be so long, you know.
So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a
this neat little
public access TV show on
Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the
tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else,
Kim. The complicated answer
is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which
don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times,
the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.
If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel
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Previous thoughts can be found here.
Read all about my letter, which was published in the New York Press on July 9, 1997.
Here you can view an op-ed I sent to the New York Times, which they never printed. Maybe I'll add an even larger essay in the future.
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